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From left, Navy Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, United State Marine Corps and the U.S. Joint Forces Command, Command Sgt. Maj. during the parading of the colors at the beginning of the United States Joint Forces Command Disestablishment Ceremony, Aug. 4, 2011 in Suffolk,Va. The Defense Department formally disbanded one of its military headquarters on Thursday in an effort to eliminate bureaucracy and cut costs.
(Bill Tiernan / The Virginian-Pilot / AP )

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Thang Dinh Tran holds a new map of Vietnam and China in the collection room of his home in West Hartford, Conn.

Thang Dinh Tran loves maps and Vietnam. That may put him in the eye of a storm.

His passion for all things Vietnamese has combined with his passion for old maps, placing him at the center of a territorial dispute between Vietnam and China.

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